Essex County Offers Free Summer Music Concert Series
The public is invited to enjoy the 2015 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series. Upcoming events include the Old School Music Festival and Latino Festival, both in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park.
“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an outstanding line-up that is sure to entertain and impress,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr.
Old School Music Festival, co-sponsored by the City of Orange Township, is set to be held Sat., Aug. 15, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park in Orange.
The Latino Festival, co-sponsored by the City of Orange Township, is set to be held Sun., Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Monte Irvin Orange Park.
The SummerMusic Concert Series is being sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and TD Bank. The series is also made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.
Concerts are held at accessible sites. Persons who require special accommodations or assistance are asked to call at least two weeks prior to the concert to alert staff as to their needs. Admission to the concerts is free. For more information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 973 239-2485.
The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 22 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, Treetop Adventure Course, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.